We took the bacteria samples after three sunny days and then it rained hard on Wednesday night. It is supposed to continue to rain for the next couple of days, so this might cause the bacteria rates to be much higher.
According to our monitoring, the algae bloom that has previously been present in all three rivers is beginning to slowly recede. The amount of dead zone seen in the previous three weeks has decreased.
Salinity was measured as 7 parts per thousand; this allows for a great environment for jellyfish, so be on the look out.
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Nancy Merrill Sullivan
Volunteer & Outreach Program Coordinator
Arundel Rivers Federation